archive: Re: FW: SETI Fwd: Scientist: Reason for Optimism in ET Search

Re: FW: SETI Fwd: Scientist: Reason for Optimism in ET Search

Fractenna@aol.com
Mon, 24 Aug 1998 11:48:41 EDT

In a message dated 8/24/98 8:15:31 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
lklaes@zoomtel.com writes:

<< He told
me that maybe the Project Argus was a 'decent' search strategie after
all, and that it might be a fun backyard project for the summer. I
wonder if he ever did set up an Argus station:)? >>

I said no such thing Dave. What I said was that considering under what
conditions a small-dish survey had an acceptable figure of merit was a fun
Summer project. I have indeed completed this BOTEC task and found it
fascinating to see how limiting the approach is. It has no hope of
succeeeding. I am sorry that is not to the liking of many here, but that is
the reality.

Regards,

Chip Cohen